Sally De Kunst has been the director of Arc artist residency since September 2014.
After a BA in Graphic Design at St. Lukas in Brussels (BE), a BA in Art History at the University of Ghent (BE) and an MA in Theatre Studies at the Universities of Glasgow (UK) and Ghent (BE), Sally worked from 2000 until 2003 as a dance, theatre and film critic for the Belgian newspaper De Morgen. From 2003 until 2006 she was the dance and performance programmer at STUK arts centre and the international contemporary dance festival KLAPSTUK in Leuven (BE). Between 2006 and2007 she worked as a co-organiser for two international exchange platforms: Monsoon, an Asian-European exchange, which took place in Seoul in December 2006, and Expedition, a residency in three stages for artists organised by Frascati (Amsterdam) in collaboration with Brut (Vienna) and Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Paris). Between 2007 and 2013 she was the director of the Belluard Bollwerk International, an arts festival in Fribourg (CH). In 2010, 2011 and 2012 Sally De Kunst hosted Watch & Talk, a discursive residency-workshop for young artists at the Theaterspektakel festival in Zurich. She has also been a contributor for different magazines and publications, including Etcetera, Journal for Visual Arts Practice, On Curating, Frakcija, Substitut and Galerie Fortlaan 17.
Sally De Kunst has produced several projects on the cutting-edge of different disciplines and encouraged reflection and cross-thinking. It has been a challenge for her to find the right format, the right production and/or mode of presentation for each artist, and to offer them a convivial context in which they can develop their work, and frame and communicate it well to a broader audience. Sally likes hosting people and cooking.